I do not understand God's love

I do not understand God's love

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [I do not understand God’s love]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I do not understand God’s love
For one so sinful, but I know,
O this I know and daily, hourly prove,—
It touched my heart and made it clean like snow.

Refrain:
For broader than the mind of man,
And deeper than the deepest sea,
Yea, higher than the heav’n above,
Is God’s unmeasured love for me.

2 It is too deep a mystery!
I wonder at it more and more;
But this I know, because of love for me,
My many sins this Friend of sinners bore. [Refrain]

3 O love so tender and so sweet,
Thy gift I cannot comprehend;
But this I know, from Heav’n’s dear mercy-seat
It saves my soul and keeps me to the end. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #105

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I do not understand God's love
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: For broader than the mind of man

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Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d72

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Williston Hymns #105

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